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AFC North Week 2 Recap: Ravens Lone Team To Lose On Sunday

All four AFC North teams have now completed their Week 2 games and only the Baltimore Ravens failed to notch a win. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Seth Roberts with 26 seconds left to neat the Ravens 37-33. Carr was 7 for 9 for…


Steelers Offense Tops In Division, Arguably Leaguewide

If you ask scan across the league, there’s arguably not a division as tough and gritty as the brand of football found in the AFC North. In fact, up until the final week of the season as they jockeyed for playoff positioning, ultimately the Steelers, Ravens and Bengals all made…


AFC North Draft History Study: Running Backs

On the heels of the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft, I began to realize the need to enhance my understanding of each team’s draft history; what they’ve built or attempted to build over the past ten years and how they’ve went about that process. This may seem tedious to…


The Pessimist’s Take – Finding Bell’s Backup In Free Agency

While the Pittsburgh Steelers may have gained some tangible evidence of improvement, improving their win total by three games and hosting a playoff game as a division champion for the first time in four seasons, there is no doubt that the team is far from a finished product. No team,…

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Steelers vs Bengals II Film Review: Will Allen

For the past few seasons, whenever Troy Polamalu has been out, the Pittsburgh Steelers have, more often than not, had the good fortune to turn to Will Allen, the veteran safety who was once coached at his position by Mike Tomlin with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Allen did well enough…


Steelers vs Bengals II Film Review: Jason Worilds

In the minds of many, fifth-year Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds has too often this season been disappearing from games—especially if you line up his production against the salary that he made this season. Despite playing less games, Worilds finished his first full, uninterrupted season as a starter with…


Steelers vs Bengals II First Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations of the first half of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 27-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the season finale on Sunday. The Steelers had been coming out lately in run-heavy looks, but in this game, they split three wide receivers wide to start the game….

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Steelers vs Bengals II Live Update And Discussion Thread: Second Half

Thanks in large part to a pair of Andy Dalton interceptions by Brice McCain, the Pittsburgh Steelers enter the second half of the season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals up 20-10, a half hour away from securing a division title, a home game next week, and another contest against the Baltimore Ravens. Antonio Brown opened…

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Steelers vs Bengals I Film Review: Sean Spence

When the Pittsburgh Steelers finally got rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier back healthy, he returned to action on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, but he did so seeing time only on special teams, being kept off the field on defense. Sean Spence, who has started in his absence, once again started…

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Steelers Vs. Bengals Game Rewind – Second Half

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. Second Half – Jarvis Jones replaced Will Johnson on kick coverage to start the second. – Like Stephon Tuitt’s finish on the play, winning inside, but a poor punch that barley moves the RG off his…

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Steelers vs Bengals I Second Half Notes And Observations

Below are my notes and observations from the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Special teamer Terence Garvin got the half off to a good start by making the tackle on the opening kickoff at the 15-yard line. The Steelers were able to collapse…

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Steelers vs Bengals I – What To Watch For On Defense

Despite suffering a disappointing loss last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers did get a bit of a break as three of the other teams they are competing against for playoff positioning also slipped up, and now there are six different teams in the AFC with a 7-5 record, looking to capture…

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Steelers Could Be Tied For AFC North Lead By End Of The Night

The Cincinnati Bengals will host the Cleveland Browns Thursday night and the game figures to be an entertaining one. Should the Browns wind up winning the game, they will be tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for first place in the AFC North at 6-3. The Browns, however, have lost 17…